HELLO TOURISTS: Cania Gorge National Park is one of the prominent tourist attractions in the Central and North Burnett Times. Photo contributed by Tourism and Events Queensland
HELLO TOURISTS: Cania Gorge National Park is one of the prominent tourist attractions in the Central and North Burnett Times. Photo contributed by Tourism and Events Queensland Peter Lik

Tourism is on the agenda for NBRC and BRC

COLLABORATION between the North Burnett Regional Council and Bundaberg Regional Council could soon build more tourism in the region.

North Burnett Regional Council general manager David Wiskar knows that the Burnett has many tourism assets to offer.

"We've got a lot of inland tourism assets like Mingo Crossing, Cania Gorge and other sorts of facilities like Paradise Dam," Mr Wiskar said.

"We are looking at ways we can actively promote those inland tourist spots in collaboration with Bundaberg Council."

The council has been working with chambers of commerce from a number of shires across the region looking to add them to the collaboration.

"A lot of our tourism in this region comes from people travelling the inland highways," Mr Wiskar said.

"So we have been working with the chamber of commerce in other areas for things like RV parks and our free wi-fi program."

The council has also been working in collaboration with other areas around the North Burnett.

"The program is looking at other councils a bit further inland to work collaboratively to promote the benefits of tourism spots inland."

While Mr Wiskar said it was too early to gauge the success of the collaboration, signs were positive.

"This past season was the largest tourist season that we have had for the region," Mr Wiskar said.

"Particularly with the spread of time people were staying getting longer."

Summer is not the peak tourism time for the North Burnett.

"Probably about March or April through the cooler months are our peak," he said.

"A lot of people travel up from the southern states to escape the colder climate."


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